The 28-year-old rookie West New York police officer who fatally injured a pedestrian while driving to work on Monday night will not be facing any criminal charges, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.
At West New York Town Hall press conference, Schillari was joined with Hudson County Sheriffâ€™s Office Sgt. Bruce Miller, West New York Police Director Robert Antolos and Mayor Felix Roque.
Speaking with Hudson County View, Schillari explained why police officer Jorge Salgado did everything by the letter of the law.
Schillari also noted that the victim in the accident, Gualter Guicoy-Mutzutz, 27, was wearing dark clothing when crossing the street and â€œjust darted out of nowhere.”
Miller, a member of the Hudson County Sheriffâ€™s Office Crash Investigation Unit, explained the accident from a technical standpoint.
Miller also mentioned that it was extremely unlikely that Salgado exceeded 27 miles per hour in the 25 mile per hour zone on John F. Kennedy Boulevard near 70th Street.
Antolos explained that as a result of the tragic accident, Salgado will be using vacation days to take some time off from the department.